Media Courses

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We use the latest industry standard kit, including Davinci Resolve and Creative Cloud 2020. Students film on a range of DSLR cameras and have access to our kit room, which is regularly updated with new filmmaking kit. Our state of the art greenscreen and live-TV studios allow students to work in a range of industry environments and job roles, to best prepare them for the job gaps in the media marketplace.

We are specifically focussed on entry routes to employment, and students work to create a professional media portfolio backed up with a range of work experience. We have initiated educational partnerships with organisations including BAFTA, the British Film Institute and National Theatre Live, and as recently as this year our students worked with the team behind the John Lewis Christmas adverts and with Hollywood actor James Mcavoy.

  • About the Course

    This course is practical based, with embedded elements of media and communication theory to combine the practical skills with theory content. The ability to write and analyse information is therefore required. The theory content of the course focuses on students' understanding of meanings (semiotics) created by the media and how audiences are targeted and consume media products.

    The course will be based in our Media Centre using our TV studio, digital cameras and editing suites. You will get practical hands-on experience using the latest technologies for audio visual production required for film and television studio productions. Each student has access to a Mac and our video editing suites are kitted up with various editing software for film editing and post production including Davinci Resolve and the Adobe Creative Suite.

    You will study:

    • Single camera and multi-camera techniques
    • Documentary production
    • Live TV and designing your own TV show
    • Collaboration with dance, music and drama students
    • Cinematography and film production

    You must be passionate about film and television and be able to produce both practical and written work to a high standard.

    This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

  • Entry Requirements
    At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4, including English language, or the Level 2 Diploma with a merit or distinction and functional skills in English and maths. You should bring to your interview any work that will demonstrate your awareness of the media such as photographs, videos, written work, etc that you have recently completed. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    Past students have gone on to study across the country at the top universities for media and film, including Bournemouth, Salford, Westminster and Ravensbourne. Past graduates have gone on to work at Sky and Pinewood Studios, and to launch their own freelance businesses in media production. Some students also return for further study with us, on our HNC/D programme.

  • Assessment Method

    The course is assignment rather than examination based and is continually assessed, culminating in a final major project. Your grades are recorded throughout the year and appear on your final diploma. Your progress is constantly monitored and any problems are dealt with as they happen, either during sessions or in tutorials. Individual action plans for students are arranged during tutorials which enable you to plan your studies more effectively. This continuous assessment will finally take you through to a job or higher education applications.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 01/09/2021

UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Gabrielle Luu-Moynihan
L3 Creative Media Production

Gabrielle is well on her way to a successful career in media having secured a highly sought after Fast Forward internship at Sky Studios.

Gabrielle Luu-Moynihan

Jeniequa Evinti Quamina
L3 Music

As well as starting her own music movement 'DA UPCOMIN', Jeniequa has her own online radio show, a clothing line Doll Domination, released her first EP ‘Real’ and recorded a single with Skyelab Music.

Jeniequa Evinti Quamina

Student work

West Thames College

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* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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